As a busy Mum, part-time worker and blogger on the side, I like to make the most of my ‘free’ time. Whenever I’ve got a spare ten minutes I’m usually multi-tasking and trying to make my life as a modern Mama a little easier. I was recently sent the Venturer Elite S 2-in-1 notebook in sleek and stylish gun metal grey to take a look at and I was rather excited to find out what it could do and how it could help me as a blogger.
The Venturer Elite S is a mini notebook which features a 2-in-1 design; it’s a mini laptop with Windows 10 installed and does everything that a regular laptop does and it also doubles as a tablet with a 11.6″ touch screen and a detachable keyboard.
With a dual purpose the Elite S can be used as a regular laptop for writing articles, browsing the internet and checking your emails and then can instantly be transformed into a stand alone tablet which is ideal for keeping little ones quiet in the car!
The technical stuff
The Venturer Elite S 2-in-1 mini notebook has;
- good memory space with a total of 96GB of memory; 32GB Flash Memory and a 64GB Micro SD card which is included in the box.
- Dimensions: 19 x 2.7 x 30 cm
- Intel Atom Quad Core Processor (up to 1.83GHz which I’m assured means it’s a quick and responsive notebook)
- 2GB RAM (again, in context of the notebook this means I can use several programs at the same time; listen to music, browse the internet and work on a document in the notepad)
- WI-FI and Bluetooth connectivity
- Front and rear cameras (2 megapixels)
- Connectors; MicroSD, Micro USB, Headphone, Mini HDMI, DC Jack
How practical is the Elite S mini notebook?
I couldn’t wait to have a play with the Elite S mini notebook as I’ve only ever used larger laptops. I’m familiar with Windows as this is my usual operating system so knew my way around upon starting it up. Once I connected it to our home WI-FI, I was able to update the settings and get the laptop ready for use.
I recently took the mini notebook on a weekend away with us and it was great to be able to use it as my husband was driving the car. I was able to write and edit blog posts on the go using the keyboard which was really useful as I’ve only ever been able to type onto a tablet screen which is much harder work than using a normal laptop. I connected the Elite S to my phone’s Personal Hotspot in the car and was able to reply to my emails and update social media quickly. The battery life is brilliant too and can last for up to 8 hours which was perfect for my weekend away as I didn’t need to worry about charging it at all.
The Elite S can be used without the keyboard turning it into a touch screen tablet. There’s no loss of function in tablet mode and you can do pretty much everything on it. I much prefer to use it with the keyboard as I can touch type and write much quicker this way.
Great for the whole family
My four year old has a great interest in using the computer and is fascinated by tablets so we have let him use the Elite S with supervised access. We’ve downloaded some applications for him and he’s been able to draw and play some games on the tablet as well as type words into the word app which he loves doing. I’m sure with time he’ll know his way around the Windows operating system and be able to do all sorts on it.
Overall, the Venturer Elite S is a great mini notebook that I have loved using. It’s easy to use, I love how quickly I can use it as a tablet and then transform it back into notebook mode with the keyboard and it’s the perfect size for popping in my backpack when we’re travelling so I can work on the go. Blogging is going to be so much easier on the go with the Elite S in my life and I’d certainly recommend it.
The Venturer Elite S 2-in-1 mini notebook retails at £249.99 with Amazon
Disclosure: I was sent the above product for the purpose of this review. All words and images are my own.